A map showing the Australian front line as at the 31st August - the 7th Battery were
located in the vicinity of Lone Pine (bottom centre), whilst the gain mentioned by
Will Sparkes below occurred along the left flank from the Battery, in the vicinity of
Hill 60 (centre).
[Courtesy of Winkleigh Heroes]
Saturday 28th August
Not much doing. A good deal of rifle fire took place yesterday & we have heard that our left flank moved forward & took a number of trenches. Our Major went over to Headquarters to take the place of Col. Rosenthal who had gone away ill.
[Courtesy of State Library of New South Wales - William Sparkes diary]
28(Captain William Charles Waite, temporary O/C 7th Battery)
1130 No 3 Gun fired 2 rounds Working Party in Communicating trench
1540 No 4 [Gun fired] 2 [rounds Working Party] South East Sniper Ridge